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Institutional OA memberships with publishers

The University of St Andrews Library has arranged various membership agreements for the University which support open access publishing. These have been chosen based on recommendations and consultation with academic staff, and because they represent good value and efficient use of funds.

To find out who the publisher of your chosen journal is, enter the journal title at http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/  (Sherpa/Romeo is a database of publishers’ open access policies).

The memberships operate in various ways depending on publisher models, but in most cases give authors a discount on standard Article Processing Charges (APCs).

Where a discounted APC is still payable, you may be able to claim from central funds. For details email openaccess@st-andrews.ac.uk or see details on central funding available.

[Note: ‘Hybrid’ refers to publishers that make OA content available in subscription journals]

Publishers:

ACS, BioMed Central, IoP, MDPI,

Nucleic Acids Research, PeerJ,  

PLoS, Royal Society, Springer,

Taylor & Frances, Wiley

 

American Chemical Society

‘Hybrid’ publisher: Includes all ACS subscription journals

Standard APCs range up to $5000

'Author Choice' options: APC discounts available for authors with ACS membership and when selecting st Andrews affiliation

Instructions: Authors are advised to join ACS to gain substantial discount. In most cases authors should select immediate Open Access with CC-BY licence. Contact openaccess@st-andrews.ac.uk for advice on completing the 'RightsLink' forms.

 

BioMed Central

Open Access publisher: Includes BioMed Central, Chemistry Central and SpringerOpen

Standard APCs range from £795 - £1475 (discounted via membership)

Prepay Membership: APCs paid in full for RCUK or Wellcome Trust funded research papers. Where researchers can claim from a grant (eg EU Horizon2020) we will pay the APC from our membership, and then reclaim the costs. The Library may also support the cost of publishing in BMC journals for non-funded authors. To be eligible you must be the corresponding author and affiliated with St Andrews.

Instructions: As an author, enter University of St Andrews as your affiliation when submitting to a BMC journal.  The Library will receive notification so that payments are authorised from our account. You will find full instructions on submitting your manuscript online at BioMed Central.

 

Institute of Physics Publishing

‘Hybrid’ publisher: Includes all IoP subscription journals

Standard APCs £1700

Pilot 'off-setting' scheme: The pilot works by giving the University up to a 90% rebate for fees paid for open access publication against the cost of subscription fees paid by the library. APCs paid in full for RCUK or Wellcome Trust funded research papers.

Instructions: Contact the Library at openaccess@st-andrews.ac.uk to find out if you are eligible for central funding, or for advice on whether to chose the IoP open access option. When you submit an article to an IOP subscription journal, you will need to select 'open access publication'. Details of the pilot scheme can be found at: http://iopscience.iop.org/info/page/UK-open-access-pilot

 

MDPI (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute)

Open Access publisher in all disciplines

Standard APCs variable

Institutional Membership: 10% discount for all St Andrews corresponding authors

Instructions: In the MDPI submission system, authors must select University of St Andrews to get the 10% discount. You will then be asked to confirm if you are eligible for central funding. If you are not eligible you will still receive the discount but will need to pay the APC from your own budget or grant.

 

Nucleic Acids Research

Open Access journal, published by Oxford University Press

Standard APCs £1420

Institutional Membership:  Yearly fee paid to OUP provides 50% discount on standard APCs

Instructions: When your article has been accepted, notify your production editor that you have institutional membership so that the reduced open access charge is applied. If you access the OUP site from on-campus, the NAR membership should be automatically detected.

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PeerJ

Open Access publisher in Biological, Medical and Health Sciences, and Computer Science

Standard APCs $399 one-off payment (Basic Plan) for lifetime publishing (each author) or $1095/$895 APC

Membership options: The Basic Plan permits individual authors to publish one peer-reviewed publication per year for life. The Library will support the cost of individual membership for grant funded and non-funded St Andrews authors. The Institutional Plan provides a discount of the standard APC.

Instructions: St Andrews authors can apply for individual membership funds by contacting the Library at openaccess@st-andrews.ac.uk. You will then need to sign up for a free account with PeerJ. Please note that all authors contributing to a paper must have PeerJ individual membership before publishing. See PeerJ - How it works for details, and our University of St Andrews PeerJ announcement.

To have the full APC approved, contact openaccess@st-andrews.ac.uk

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Public Library of Science (PLoS)

Open Access publisher: Includes all PLoS journals

Standard APCs range from $1350 - $2900

Institutional Account: APCs paid in full for RCUK or Wellcome Trust funded research papers. Where researchers can claim from a grant (eg EU Horizon2020) we can pay the APC from our account, and then reclaim the costs. The Library may also support the cost of publishing in PLoS journals for non-funded authors. To be eligible you must be the corresponding author and affiliated with St Andrews.

Instructions: PLoS has published Institutional Account Instructions. As a corresponding author, enter University of St Andrews as your affiliation when submitting to a PLoS journal.  The Library will receive notification so that payments are authorised from our account on a monthly basis. We will contact you to verify the correct funding source.   

For details contact the Library at openaccess@st-andrews.ac.uk

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Royal Society Publishing

Open Access and ‘Hybrid’ publisher: Includes Open Biology and all Royal Society journals

Standard APCs £1700 (£1200 for Open Biology)

1) Prepay Membership: COAF/RCUK/Wellcome funded authors will have their APCs paid in full where criteria are met

2) Institutional Membership: Yearly fee paid to Royal Society provides 25% discount on standard APCs, available to all authors

Instructions: If your article is accepted for publication in any of the Royal Society journals, you will be asked to identify yourself as part of a member institution, resulting in the 25% discount being applied upon payment.

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Springer

‘Hybrid’ publisher: Includes eligible Open Choice journals listed on Springer's website

Standard APCs EUR 2200. Free for UK authors through Springer Compact

Springer Compact UK: APCs paid in full for all corresponding authors at participating UK institutions.

Instructions: You are advised to use your institutional email address instead of your private email address. This enables Springer to better identify you as eligible under the agreement. Springer will contact us for confirmation of your affiliation, and Open Access will be provided once eligibility is approved.

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Taylor & Francis

‘Hybrid’ publisher: Includes all T&F / Routledge Open Select journals

Standard APCs £1788. Off-setting scheme - 75% discount

Pilot 'off-setting' scheme: The pilot works by giving the University a limited number of vouchers for heavily discounted APCs. Discounted APCs are paid in full for RCUK or Wellcome Trust / COAF funded research papers. Other authors can use a discounted voucher and pay the reduced rate from their own School or grant funds.

Instructions: If your article is accepted for publication you will be offered the option to make your article open access. To check eligibility for funding, contact openaccess@st-andrews.ac.uk

 

Wiley

Open Access and ‘Hybrid’ publisher: Includes Wiley Open Access journals and all journals with OnlineOpen option.

Standard APCs £1200 - £2000

Wiley Open Access Account: All APCs paid in full for RCUK or Wellcome Trust / COAF funded research papers from our membership account, with a discount. (APCs in fully open access journals may be paid where authors meet the criteria for funding.)

Instructions: In all cases authors should first contact Open Access Support  to check they are eligible for funding

If submitting to a Wiley Open Access journal: tick the option “I believe a third-party will pay the publication charge for this article” on your submission form.

When submitting to a hybrid journal and opting for OnlineOpen simply select University of St Andrews on the publication order form. Add an RCUK, Wellcome Trust or relevant COAF Charity grant number in the box labelled "Grant / project number or authorisation code". The Library will receive notification so that payments are authorised from our account.

Wiley OnlineOpen membership form

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